I have been trying to track down the origin of my wife’s great-great-grandfather’s name, James Keeley Park Ream (b. 1864 in Armstrong County, PA), as well as date/location of his death. He was the son of John and Nancy (Ruffner) Ream, both of whom died in Kittanning, Armstrong County. John and Nancy were practically neighbors of a local physician, named John Kelly Park, and both John and James were about the same age. I have a hunch that John’s son James was named for the physician. There’s no other plausible explanation for the name Keeley (Kelly). James Ream, who went by Park, according to the family, was a widower (m. Mary Elsie Deyarmond in Oscoda County, Michigan, in 1895). He was last documented in Detroit on the 1920 census— I have spent almost 30 years trying to find out where/when he died. Maybe aliens abducted him.
Any help/suggestions would be GREATLY appreciated! Feel free to email me directly at firstname.lastname@example.org.